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Edward Bell witness statement of December 2016

Appears in case: First Administrative Challenge against the Secretary of State for International Trade


United Kingdom


Armed Conflict in Yemen

Recipient State

Saudi Arabia

Document Type

Witness Statements

Edward Bell, head of the Export Control Organisation in the Department for International Trade – the UK’s export licensing authority, makes a second witness statement on behalf of the Secretary of State. This supplements the statement from August 2016. It provides an overview of the decision-making procedure with regard to licensing decision for arms exports to Saudi Arabia since 5 August 2016.

It references a series of meetings and correspondence between government departments on exports to Saudi Arabia, which are submitted as supporting evidence.

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